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Rhubarb crumble with coconut and almonds

I consider rhubarb the wronged child in the fruit family. Announcing my crumble making plans to my housemate, he frowned, ‘Rhubarb, really?’ then started fantasising out loud about alternative crumble contenders. ‘Raspberries… blueberries? Apples! Come on,’ he tried, a panicked … Continue reading

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Spanish-style stuffed aubergines

Having lived in and out of hostels these past many months I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to have your own kitchen. And here I am; with quality utensils, a reliable oven, and charmingly chipped second-hand china. What joy it … Continue reading

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Foodie’s guide to New Zealand: Akaroa cooking school

I laughed, I cried, I cooked. I marvelled at this mountain and that waterfall. I indulged in conversations with strangers. I packed and unpacked, always on the move, living from day to day with no sense of time. And suddenly … Continue reading

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Foodie’s guide to New Zealand: Wellington

The cable car – A Wellington icon Welcome to Wellington, known affectionately as ‘Welly’ or ‘the coolest little capital in the world’. This is a place where the wind always blows ruthlessly and yet you will see locals running and … Continue reading

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Foodie’s guide to New Zealand: Rotorua and Napier

Kauaeranga Valley. Kia Ora! from New Zealand, where I have been rambling around these past three weeks. Starting from Auckland I am journeying south at a leisurely pace, dividing my time between sightseeing and WWOOFing (doing work exchange on organic farms). … Continue reading

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Hungry in Istanbul

If you’re looking for a destination that will satisfy culture vultures and foodies alike, Istanbul is the place to go. I just spent a week in the city where east meets west and am very excited to report (and relive) … Continue reading

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Pistachio cardamom cake with pomegranate

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with a ton of delicious food and perhaps even a touch of snow? In Denmark the white stuff appeared, as if on cue, just around the 24th. And then vanished as gently … Continue reading

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Lucia brød (Advent saffron buns)

One more recipe before Christmas – a treat that is a holiday essential in my family. I’ve saved the best for last. Danish ‘Lucia brød’, known to Swedes as ‘Lussekatte’, is a traditional Swedish bun baked in celebration of Saint Lucia, … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas gifts: Winter marmalade

Christmas is one week away, and whether you are the type who has all your presents sorted weeks ahead or the one who goes into panic mode at the very last minute, Christmas is expensive. Especially on a student budget. … Continue reading

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Pancakes with caramel and blackberry compote

As winter tightens its grip and days get darker and chillier, even the littlest repository of summer berries is treasure. Recently, on a particularly grim day, my last portion of blackberries was summoned from the icy depths of the freezer … Continue reading

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